Stage 18 | Requena to Gandia | Vuelta a España 2016

Sep 08, 2016, 09:10 PM

September 8 | In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss a third stage win for Orica-Bike Exchange, courtesy of Denmark's Magnus Cort Nielsen, and look forward to Friday's time trial.

There's also rumours of the Vuelta visiting the highest paved road in mainland Europe, at 3,300 metres in the Sierra Nevada, in the next couple of years.

And there's and extended conversation with journalist Andy Hood of Velonews about the Vuelta and its place in Spanish culture and the Spanish sporting landscape.

Finally, we hear Dave Brailsford's reaction to video footage of Team Sky's bus at the Tour of Britain passing a cyclist fast and close.

The Telegraph Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Eurosport.